Erin McLeod
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Goalkeeper
  • Houston Dash
  • 5' 8"
  • 02-26-1983
  • St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
  • Penn State

 

Canadian national team goalkeeper acquired from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for forward Melissa Tancredi on Jan. 7, 2014.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named to Canada women's national team’s All-Time Best XI in 2012
  • Member of three Women’s World Cup teams
  • Two-time Canada Player of the Year runner-up
  • Starting goalkeeper on bronze medal-winning team at 2012 Olympics

PRONUNCIATION: mih-KLOUD

2014 NWSL: Has started 15 games... Recorded second shutout of the season in 0-0 draw at Chicago on 7/26 ... Recorded first shut out in 3-0 win at Sky Blue FC on 6/8…Saved Diana Matheson’s penalty attempt at Washington Spirit on 5/26…Missed two matches with injury

2013 NWSL: Made 16 starts for Chicago Red Stars ... Went 5-6-5 with four shutouts and 64 saves.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Spent three seasons (2011-13) with Dalsjofors GolF in Sweden … Two-year stint (2009-10) with Washington Freedom (WPS) … Named to 2010 WPS All-Star team … Won two W-League championships in three seasons with Vancouver Whitecaps (2004-06).

INTERNATIONAL: 94 caps with Canada women’s national team, including starting roles at 2012 Summer Olympics, 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2008 Summer Olympics and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup … 2013: Started two games and recorded two shutouts as Canada squad finished in third place at 2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino (Dec. 11-22) … Started three international matches and entered as substitute in three others between April and November … Started three of four matches at 2013 Cyrpus Cup (March 3-14) as Canada finished as runner-up after 1-0 defeat to England in final …Started two of three matches at Four Nations Tournament (Jan. 12-16) as Canada earned second place finish … 2012: Started five of six games as Canada earned bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympics in London … 2011: Started two of three matches at 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany …Started three matches as Canada won 2011 Cyprus Women’s Cup … 2010: Started one match as Canada won 2010 Cyprus Women’s Cup … 2008: Appeared in all four matches as Canada reached quarterfinals at 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing … Started one match 12 Canada won inaugural Cyprus Women’s Cup … 2007: Appeared in three matches at 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China … Appeared in career-high 15 consecutive matches for Canada between 2006-07 … 2003: Made senior national team debut at 19 years old (March 3, 2002 vs. Wales) … Member of squad that finished fourth at FIFA Women’s World Cup in USA (did not feature) … 2002: Started six matches as Canada won silver medal at FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.    

COLLEGE: Played at Southern Methodist University from 2001-2002 before transferring to Penn State University (2004-05) … Twice named to the NSCAA first-team All-Central Region and first team All-Western Athletic Conference (2001, 2002) … 2004: Transferred to Penn State and led Nittany Lions to 19-2-1 record and No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament in 2004 … Named third team NSCAA All-American and first team All-Big Ten after posting 0.43 goals against average, the second best in NCAA … 2005: Helped lead Penn State to 23-0-2 record and appearance in NCAA national title game, where it fell to Portland on penalty kicks … Named NSCAA first team All-America, Scholar All-American and All-Big Ten.

PERSONAL: Full name is Erin Katrina McLeod …  Born in St. Albert, Alberta … Moved with her family to Indonesia, but then moved back to Calgary to live with her grandmother... Was four years old when she first played soccer for St. Albert... Has a tattoo on her forearm representing her immediate family (”V”) … Personal website: http://erinmcleod.net/

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES: Co-founded Grass2Gold with Canada national team teammate Melissa Tancredi, an initiative to advance grassroots level soccer to a podium level. The unique program is building soccer from the grassroots level up by implementing a National Team/Elite level approach to the game and includes a two-day soccer camp…Is also involved with Rethink Breast Cancer and is an ambassador for Right To Play